What is the social/environmental problem/issue that this project will address?
We want to reduce the carbon footprint in Redbridge and to support the Council's aim of reducing it by 30%. We also want to address the 'narrative' that there is not any community spirit any more.
Can you give us some statistics on this problem?
In response to increasing evidence about global warming we are supporting Redbridge Council's target of a carbon reduction of 30% by 2020 (from a 2005 baseline) for Redbridge-wide emissions and a 40% carbon reduction target by 2020 (from a 2005 baseline) for the Council’s own estate.
What is your solution?
To invite all local, and many national groups, with environmental expertise to come for the day and share their knowledge and passion in an interactive, hands-on way. To provide a venue where we also invite local businesses, that work with the environment or promote environmentally friendly way of life, to benefit from the footfall the Fair attracts.
How will you deliver this?
We will showcase free, low carbon and simple activities for children (and adults) involving readily available natural land and discarded objects with the help of local community artists. We will promote local food, enterprises and trade. Our food is healthy, wonderful, diverse and solely vegetarian to promote lower carbon dietary choices. We will have a wide range of activities and workshops including composting, vegetable growing, a 'food miles' run, recycled bikes for sale, Dr Bikes, eco shopping tips, craft and mending/repairing activities, and a large give and take area..